Kyoto Municipal Subway

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Kyoto Municipal Subway
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Kyoto Municipal Subway Logo
Native name京都市営地下鉄
LocaleKyoto, Japan
Transit typeRapid transit
Number of lines2
Number of stations31
Daily ridership397,000 (2018)[1]
Began operation29 May 1981 (1981-05-29)
Operator(s)Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau
System length31.2 km (19.4 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification1,500 V DC overhead catenary
Top speed75 km/h (47 mph)
System map

Map of Kyoto Municipal Subway

The Kyoto Municipal Subway (京都市営地下鉄, Kyōto-shiei chikatetsu), also known as Kyoto City Subway, is the rapid transit network in the city of Kyoto, Japan. Operated by the Kyoto Municipal Transportation Bureau, it has two lines.


The Kyoto Municipal Subway is made up of two lines: the 13.7-kilometer (8.5 mi) long, 15-station Karasuma Line, and the 17.5-kilometer (10.9 mi) long, 17-station Tōzai Line, which together share one interchange station (Karasuma Oike Station):[2]

Color & Icon Mark Name First section
Last ex-
Length Stations
green Subway KyotoKarasuma.svg K - Karasuma Line 1981 1997 13.7 km (8.5 mi) 15
- Via trackage rights Kintetsu Kyōto Line 1988[a] 2000 31.0 km (19.3 mi) 22[b]
Kintetsu Nara Line 2000[c] - 4.4 km (2.7 mi) 3[d]
vermilion Subway KyotoTozai.svg T - Tōzai Line 1997[e] 2004 8.7 km (5.4 mi) 8
Via trackage rights 1997[f] - 3.4 km (2.1 mi) 3[g]
- 1997[h] - 3.0 km (1.9 mi) 4[i]
- 2008[j] - 2.4 km (1.5 mi) 2[k]
Total 31.2 km (19.4 mi) 31

Rolling stock[edit]

Karasuma Line[edit]

Tozai Line[edit]

Network Map[edit]

See also[edit]



  1. ^ "市バス・地下鉄のお客様数について" (in Japanese). Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Kyoto Municipal Subway". Japan Subway Association.

External links[edit]

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